Ledger or account book kept by early Williamsburg, Mass., physician, tavern-keeper, and farmer Elijah Paine, recording payment in goods and labor as well as money, chiefly from residents of Williamsburg but also extending into several adjoining towns.; Bound volume, covered in vellum, heavily worn, text block coming loose from case, gathered [1¹² 2¹⁴ 3-4¹⁸ 5-6¹⁴], 1/1-2 and 6/11-14 almost entirely torn out, several other leaves damaged.; Entries on all leaves, and on pastedowns.; Accompanied by an alphabetical index of persons named in the ledger, with date of first entry pertaining to each one. Index available at http://www.meekins-library.org/PaineLedgerIndex.pdf.
No title page found. No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found. Text is printed into the gutter and off the page. Some pages are missing.
Reviewer:Ralmon Jon Black
December 19, 2012 Subject:
Dr Elijah Paine Ledger
Having spent many months studying, indexing and transcribing this very rich document, I would be willing to share interpretations and facts about the times, values and most of the people whose names appear in this work.
Ralmon Jon Black